JAMHacks Code of Conduct

Last updated: Apr 1, 2023

Introduction 👋

At JAMHacks, we encourage student collaboration and learning. Our mission is to make it possible for anyone to achieve their goals. We value each student's participation and want all attendees to have a positive and fulfilling experience. As a result, all attendees are expected to treat each other with respect and courtesy throughout the hackathon. All hackathon participants must follow this Code of Conduct in order to understand what is expected of them. This code will be enforced by the organizers throughout the event.

Expected Behavior 🦸

  • Be Respectful: Kindness is important. Other attendees should not be insulted or dismissed. Professionalism is expected of you. Harassment and racist, sexist, or exclusionary jokes are not permitted at this event. Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments about gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, and religion, sexual images in public spaces, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, persistent disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwanted sexual attention.
  • Be Thoughtful: In the spirit of education and inclusion, there are beginners participating in the hackathon. Keep this in mind when hacking.
  • Be Inclusive: We value everyone's ideas and opinions when it comes to achieving their goals. This is why it's important for Sponsors, Organizers, and Hackers to be inclusive. An inclusive workplace is one where people of all backgrounds and abilities are welcomed and valued for their contributions.
  • Be Open: We welcome attendees from all backgrounds. The goal of this event is to increase the developer community's overall level of learning, collaboration, and engagement.
  • Be Awesome: Try your hardest and have faith in yourself. Participants who break these rules may be asked to leave the hackathon at the organizers' sole discretion. Thank you for helping to make this a welcoming and friendly environment for everyone.

Plagiarism or the use of Re-Work 📑

We encourage you to submit projects that you have only worked on during the hackathon. If you decide to submit projects that contain re-used code, or if you decide to re-submit a project that you have previously submitted to another hackathon, you must forfeit and adhere to the organizer's judgement.

If the organizer discovers that the project has re-used code or has been worked prior to the event, the participant may be asked to compare and contrast the old and new work, or the submission may be automatically disqualified from winning awards.

Prohibited Behavior/Consequences 🙅🏻‍♂️

  • Expressing or provoking
  • Insulting, demeaning, hateful, or threatening remarks
  • Discrimination based on age, nationality, race, (dis)ability, gender (identity or expression), sexuality, religion, or similar personal characteristics
  • Bullying or systematic harassment

Any sort of behaviour that would be unacceptable at school or the workplace will not be tolerated at JAMHacks and action will be taken depending on the severity of the situation.

Unacceptable behaviour from any community member will not be tolerated, including sponsors and those with decision-making authority. Anyone who is asked to stop engaging in unacceptable behaviour is expected to do so right away.

If a community member engages in unacceptable behaviour, the community organizers have the authority to take any action they see fit, including a temporary ban or permanent expulsion from the community without warning.

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